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New Tacoma; new memeber

Discussion in 'New Members' started by plinytheother, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Jun 24, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    plinytheother

    plinytheother [OP] Desert Rat

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    Hello everyone - new member here. In my Internet searching for info on Tacomas, I kept coming across Tacoma World so I thought I would join.

    I just bought a 2015 Tacoma access cab v6 4x4 automatic. I am going to the Tacoma from a 1988 Toyota 4x2 pick up (no names back then besides "SR5") with a 22R 4cyl, manual trans in a "Xtra" cab, long bed (7 ft) body. I bought this truck new in '88 and it has been totally reliable and a joy to own, but it is 27 years old and parts of it are rotting. It has only 159K on it so it still has a lot of life left, but I since I am retiring, I wanted to get something new to put a camper on and a 4x4 so I don't have to worry as much about getting stuck while wandering around out in the desert.

    I was considering a Ford, but I just couldn't do it.

    Changes slated for the new Tacoma (or "Texas Taco" since is was made in Tx, my birth state)

    1. Remove the rear "seats" and put in/build a "system" to store cargo for camping. The camper I am getting does not have that much storage so I have to really utilize the behind-the-seat space. I found how to do this on Tacoma World.

    2. Add air springs. I have a set of Air Lifts and will be installing them soon.

    3.Remove the tailgate and install a new backup camera. I ordered a "Plug compatible" one from Camera Source that is supposed to work. This camera has infrared Leds on it so it will give you a view in the dark. Good for not running into rocks when pulling into a camping space.

    4. Find a bike rack for my mtn. bike that will fit the Tacoma's factory-installed trailer hitch and swing away so I can get into the camper door w/o taking the bike off.

    The camper - a Four Wheel Camper "Eagle" model - will be installed by the factory in Woodland, CA. After it is on I will have to decide on what to "optimize" on Tacoma and camper to make it travel ready.

    Also, to hopefully protect the new Tacoma's paint, I applied 2 coats of "Klasse" sealant glaze and spritzed the plastic & rubber parts with 303 Protectorant.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2015 at 7:39 PM
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    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Go Hawks!
    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new Tacoma. Good call over the Ford.

    Warning: The more time you spend on this forum, the lower your bank account will be.

    Based on my experience with air bags, I did not like them. But my truck is a DD, and primarily travels unloaded. Even with the bags deflated it road poorly. I personally would prefer HD springs instead, but that is just personal preference. Many run air bags and like them.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2015 at 8:02 PM
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    Over da Hill

    Over da Hill "Roads...where we're going we don't need roads"

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    Welcome to the site and enjoy your Tacoma!
     
  4. Jun 24, 2015 at 8:05 PM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 @Koditten Pirate Radio member #002

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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  5. Jun 24, 2015 at 8:12 PM
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    tylerb2011

    tylerb2011 Take Me Home Country Roads

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    Welcome to Tacoma World.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2015 at 8:21 AM
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    ODNAREM

    ODNAREM MEMBER Of The Church Of @ODNAREM

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  7. Jun 25, 2015 at 8:39 AM
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    ninjaexplosion

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  8. Jun 25, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    tacoma guy

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    Welcome to T W . You will find this forum very informative. Congrats on your new truck. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jun 25, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    CelsisTaco

    CelsisTaco supppper rad dude

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    Congrats on your new truck man! Welcome to the forum too!! :D
     
  10. Jun 26, 2015 at 7:35 AM
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    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome to TW and congrats on your new Tacoma!
     

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